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Sonnet 13

There once upon a time were those dark days
Of haunted clouds above my heavens head
That made my life and path a morbid maze
And turned my hopes and dreams to molded bread

The sun appeared to me a heartless moon
Whose oppressive shadows I would embark
Swimming with stress and fear for fruit at noon
And I myself disappeared into dark

I walked through woods of glass with naked feet
I've  slept with wolves whose eyes were wide awake
There were a thousand days I cried defeat
Yet of those thousand days I would not break

With brightness ever round me I recite:
After the dark I'm blessed to walk with light

Johnny Sumler
Me against Myself

Copyright © Johnny Sumler

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  1. Date: 8/12/2011 10:06:00 PM
    I like your sonnets better than shakespeare, your make sense and his don't.

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Miranda's "Me Against Myself" contest Johnny. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 9:00:00 PM
    well, you did very well in the contest because she only had ten winners and no more. You can be very proud of yourself. I knew this should be on the winners' list. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 2:36:00 PM
    My congratulations on this win in the contetst, Johnny

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 2:20:00 PM
    A great win with such a well written write...Michael

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 1:43:00 PM
    Congrats Johnny on another spectacular win with this excellent entry for the contest.. superior work luv..enjoy victory and top ten win..luv..

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Stunning entry, best wishes for the contest. Loved the 3rd stanza, so expressive, great line 'I walked through woods of glass with naked feet'. Good conclusion, glad to see you made it through the darkness. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 10:53:00 PM
    what a great way to do that contest, with a sonnet!! I hope you rank high . I found her challenge just too difficult because I rarely have the emotion of inner conflict!

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 4:33:00 PM
    Deep an intellectual, reading this I feel as if it was myself, as I too have disappeared into darkness before, thankfully the light found me. Thanks for supporting the contest Johnny... ~Randa